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15 Ways Teachers Bore The Snot Out of Their Classes & How Auxiliares de Conversación Can Come to the Rescue

15 Ways Teachers Bore The Snot Out of Their Classes & How Auxiliares de Conversación Can Come to the Rescue

Auxiliares de conversación are in such a unique position to deliver interesting and engaging ESL lessons. Using this cheat sheet of the 15 most common pitfalls of boring English lessons will help ensure they don’t fall into these bad habits of dull EFL teaching!

Top 10 Ways To Know if Your Class “Gets It” — For Auxiliares de Conversación

Top 10 Ways To Know if Your Class “Gets It” — For Auxiliares de Conversación

Not “checking for understanding” may seem to speed things up in the classroom, but speeding through the chapters of your textbook in an attempt to “win” the curriculum race means nothing if you’re the only one who gets it. A key to successful language learning is to check for understanding quickly and often. Don’t teach something and wait for the exam to correct misconceptions. Teach it, and immediately see if your students understand.

5 Secrets to Get Shy Students Speaking in ESL Classes: An Auxiliar de Conversación Cheat Sheet

5 Secrets to Get Shy Students Speaking in ESL Classes: An Auxiliar de Conversación Cheat Sheet

Your job is to make class fun—to make ENGLISH fun. Think of the class you hated in high school. Multiply that hatred by ten. That’s English to many of these students. Many of them grew up hearing extremely negative feedback regarding their language abilities. Let’s change that!

3 Ways Auxiliares de Conversación Can Create a Positive Learning Community

3 Ways Auxiliares de Conversación Can Create a Positive Learning Community

Well, actually, jobs = sí bueno. Jobs = responsibility. Responsibility = a sense of belonging. And if I belong in English class, I am much more willing to buy in.

Classroom Management for Auxiliares de Conversación Part 2: Make Your Expectations Known

Classroom Management for Auxiliares de Conversación Part 2: Make Your Expectations Known

This next part is awesome. Ask for a volunteer to incorrectly model how to follow the steps. Remember Julio? Get Julio up there front and center.  Let him break all of the rules. Let him speak in Spanish. Let him take off his shoes, dormir una siesta, lo que sea--Julio will be so into this it’s not even funny. T